Friday, December 20, 2013

schott:2013 key:01

1. John Roberts-Fences [Dial]
'Fences' is informed by the effects of travel on the brain: a collaged symphony of recorded violins, cellos, cracked guitars, detuned pianos, faded samples, broken drum machines and manipulated answering machine cassettes.

"I recorded waves on a beach in Cannes, a parade in Tokyo, synthesizers in Berlin, tourists in Versailles, a cedar soaking tub overflowing in Kyoto."

Plucked and bowed strings reverberate densely through thick air against weighted persian rugs, while the voices of white-lacquered synthesizers cry out along the marble tiles of empty palace corridors; yellowed nylon guitar strings are rhythmically pounded against microphones between the mirrored walls of a hotel bathroom, their distorted signals captured and warmed on VHS cassettes before being ejected and thrown into the brackish water of a worn bathtub. Gathered and dried off, these aural relics are patched together into a delicate piecemeal - patent leather next to cashmere next to plastic next to lace.

Pop songs are gutted and disemboweled before eventually being given a new skin of collaged features stretched tightly across their frames; the tired bones of dance music are stamped and shattered into shards, melted and re-pressed into pleasurable moments of introspection spotted with outbursts of anthemic extroversion. 

This is music from the forgotten film scores of discarded laser discs; the sound of memories re-quilted into slabs and thin-sliced into patterns which, when played back, conjure visions of the past and materialize impossible moments of Déjà vu for instances of the future not yet experienced.

Ένα μέλλον που δεν έχεις ακόμη ζήσει: έτη φωτός μπροστά απ'το 'Glass Eights', o Susumu Yokota κι οι Yellow Magic Orchestra στα ρούχα του Derrick May.

pics from, nick knight and electric gecko, texts from

The end of a year: 
1. John Roberts-Fences [Dial] 
2. Huerco S.-Colonial Patterns [Software Records] 
3. Boards of Canada-Tomorrow's Harvest [Warp] 
4. Dustin Wong-Mediation of Ecstatic Energy [Thrill Jockey] 
5. Machinedrum-Vapor City [Ninja Tune] 
6. Tim Hecker-Virgins [Kranky] 
7. CFCF-Outside [Paper Bag Records] 
8. Oneohtrix Point Never-R Plus Seven [Warp] 
9. The House in the Woods-Bucolica [Exotic Pylon] 
10. Vatican Shadow-Remember Your Black Day [Hospital Productions] 
11. Midlake-Antiphon [Bella Union] 
12. Washed Out-Paracosm [Sub Pop] 
13. Roly Porter-Life Cycle of A Massive Star [Subtext] 
14. Nils Frahm-Spaces [Erased Tapes] 
15. My Bloody Valentine-m b v [MBV Records] 
16. Jessy Lanza-Pull My Hair Back [Hyperdub] 
17. Forest Swords-Engravings [Tri Angle] 
18. Rhye-Woman [Polydor] 
19. Zomby-With Love [4AD] 
20. Miles-Faint Hearted [Modern Love]




Blogger stereonova said...

χμμμ...εξαιρετικο...δεν ειχα ιδεα.

26/12/13 15:01  
Blogger schottkey said...

Αυτό είναι το ωραίο με τη μουσική, είναι shareware :)

27/12/13 01:37  

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